Does your child get too much homework?
District 102 officials say they are following guidelines to limit the time students spend on schoolwork after the bell rings.
The guidelines were set “to ensure homework is an effective instructional tool,” according to the district’s website, which goes on to say that “homework should provide meaningful practice in developing skills, be connected to the achievement of learning outcomes, or enrich and extend school research experiences.”
Under the guidelines, kindergartners and first-graders are assigned an average of 15 minutes of homework. The average then increases by 15 minutes for each subsequent grade level, until students spend about two hours on homework when they reach eighth grade.
Complete information about the district’s homework guidelines is posted on its website.
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